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Monday, May 13, 2002
Ad-hoc-amai: the Content Addressible Web and the Open Conent Network
[05:28 PM EST - link]

speaking of cool things happening at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, another buddy of mine, former OpenColan Justin Chapweske, is dead-set on disrupting the world of content delivery over the internet.

he's putting his devious ideas about a Content-Addressible Web into practice with the Open Content Network (OCN) -- which aims to be the CDN of choice for redistributable (eg, open source, public domain) software, movies, and music. he'll be presenting some of the details behind the design and implementation of the OCN on Wednesday.

Creative Commons gets play in the NY Times
[05:04 PM EST - link]

the Larry Lessig-led Creative Commons project's about to have a big week. first, the New York Times Technology section has a quick story on the initiative. next, the project's going to have its coming out party at this week's O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (my friend Lisa Rein's the technical architect of the project -- she's one of the people presenting).

Creative Commons (which is actually a non-profit corporation) is trying to become both a clearinghouse for non-restrictive intellectual property licenses -- where creators can pick or create a suitable license for their work -- and a repository of public-domain content.